The response of forests to climate change: The role of silviculture in conserving threatened species

Doley, D. (2010) The response of forests to climate change: The role of silviculture in conserving threatened species. Australian Forestry, 73 2: 115-125.

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Author Doley, D.
Title The response of forests to climate change: The role of silviculture in conserving threatened species
Journal name Australian Forestry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9158
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 73
Issue 2
Start page 115
End page 125
Total pages 11
Place of publication Yarralumla, A.C.T., Australia
Publisher Institute of Foresters of Australia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Predicted climatic changes within the next forty years could lead to the extinction of some Australian forest species from their present environments. Rates of change in critical environmental conditions may exceed the rate of dispersal of species so that natural biological processes may not be sufficient to ensure the continuation of species in the most suitable environments. Most plant species will grow satisfactorily beyond their natural distribution ranges provided critical growth stages are facilitated and physical factors and competition are managed appropriately. The nature and extent of physical changes and the biological attributes of species must be better understood in order to apply adaptive measures. An important role for forests outside conservation reserves will be to act as repositories for species threatened by climate change. Silviculture can and should be used within these forests to maintain species in desired locations and to introduce them to suitable new locations. Native forest silviculture is complex and our understanding of most species is limited, but we must strive to overcome the effects of past disturbances and realise the many benefits that forests can provide in the future.
Keyword Climate
Forests
Change
Adaptation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation Publications
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